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Articles represent the views of their authors and not ME/CFS SA. Always seek advice from a registered health practitioner before changing your care plan.

22 September, 2023

ANZMES Awards NZ Academics 25K Grants To Boost ME Research

Two New Zealand researchers have been chosen to receive the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society (ANZMES) annual grant of $25,000 to undertake vital research into increasing understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), in Aotearoa.

22 September, 2023

Cambridge ME Protest Calls For Better Medical Training Across UK

People with ME have been protesting in Cambridge, calling for doctors nationwide to receive better training on the condition.

22 September, 2023

Long Covid: ‘For Many People, It’s Been A Terrible Journey’

A physician at Yale University’s Long Covid clinic says she is optimistic the core of the problem of Long Covid will be found.

21 September, 2023

She Wrote To A Scientist About Her Fatigue. It Inspired A Breakthrough.

Her dogged efforts lead to a new scientific discovery that may help others with long covid and other chronically fatiguing illnesses.

21 September, 2023

NIH To Begin Studies That May Lead To COVID ‘Brain Fog’ Cure

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is beginning a series of studies to test possible treatments for ‘brain fog,’ a commonly misunderstood condition of long COVID that affects millions of people.

21 September, 2023

How Are COVID-19 And Autoimmune Diseases Linked?

Experts still investigating cases where individuals reported experiencing joint and muscle pain after contracting the virus, which subsequently developed into a host of autoimmune diseases.

20 September, 2023

Managing Patients With Chronic Pain In A Post-Opioid World

In the first of a four-part video series, Neha Pathak, MD, and Dan Clauw, MD, discuss referrals for patients with chronic pain.

20 September, 2023

Donald Watts: A Son's Passion

Growing up with an NBA star taught Donald Watts untold lessons. Donald is now a full-time caretaker for his father, Sonics legend Slick Watts, who suffered a devastating stroke two years ago. Donald recounts his childhood, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that prevented him from playing in the NBA, and his commitment to youth and community. He also discusses the importance of the year-old Sonics Legend Fund, a charitable program to help pay the expenses of former Sonics who need assistance.

20 September, 2023

Despite Resistance, Policy Makers Push The Paradigm On ME/CFS And Long COVID

Change in medicine is never easy, especially when practitioners are asked to dispense with long-held beliefs about an illness. It is this challenge—of steering an entire community to collectively revise its understanding of reality—that philosopher Thomas Kuhn flagged in his classic analysis of scientific revolutions. Kuhn described such an inevitably messy affair as a “paradigm shift.”

19 September, 2023

Audiovisual-Stimulation Device Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Reduces Health Care Use

An audiovisual-stimulation device improved fibromyalgia symptoms and decreased the use of medications and health care services, according to results of a pilot study presented at PAINWeek.

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